§ 55. Mr. Carmichael
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the pass mark in the open examination for clerical assistants in the Civil Service was not the same for London, New castle and Glasgow; what were the pass marks for each of these centres in the two most recent examinations; and what would be the number of additional Glasgow entrants who would have been considered to have passed had they entered from London or Newcastle.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
The pass mark was the same throughout the country. In London all who passed the last two examinations for which figures are available were offered local vacancies but in Newcastle and Glasgow there were not enough such vacancies for all who passed and places were offered in order of merit. The remaining candidates who passed were offered appointments in London.